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By Karen Lauterbach

This e-book facilities round mid-level charismatic pastors in Ghana. Karen Lauterbach analyzes pastorship as a pathway to turning into small “big males” and attaining prestige, wealth, and gear within the state. the quantity investigates either the social strategies of changing into a pastor and the non secular dimensions of ways strength and wealth are conceptualized, accomplished, and legitimized within the specific context of Asante in Ghana. Lauterbach integrates her research of charismatic Christianity with a traditionally educated exam of social mobility—how humans in subordinate positions search to hitch up with strength. She explores how the information and studies surrounding the fulfillment of wealth and function of strength are formed and re-shaped. during this method, the ebook historicizes present expressions of charismatic Christianity in Ghana whereas additionally bringing the function of faith and trust to undergo on our knowing of wealth and gear as they functionality extra commonly in African societies. 

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